Isabel Grijalva

Communications Officer

Maria Isabel has a degree in Interactivity and Multimedia with a specialization in Communication Design from San Francisco University of Quito - Ecuador, and a Master degree in International Communication from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.

She has 6 years of experience in communications in public and private companies. She also speaks English, Mandarin and Spanish. She started working as part of our team in August 2018.

Articles

The Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands holds its first virtual General Assembly

--- Press Release --- This year’s General Assembly of the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) for the Galapagos, which took place on November 9 and 10, was conducted entirely virtually with the first...

Annual Report 2019 - Charles Darwin Foundation

Dear Friends and colleagues, It is our pleasure to present our 2019 Annual Report. As we prepared this year's results, the world is confronting unprecedented medical, economic, human, and...

Charles Darwin Foundation and WWF-Ecuador sign memorandum of understanding for the conservation of the Galapagos Islands

--- Press Release --- In a symbolic and virtual event, complying with the biosecurity measures imposed by the country's health authorities in order to avoid the spread of COVID19, on the morning of...

The World that Darwin never saw: 30 new deep-sea invertebrates discovered within the Galapagos Marine Reserve

--- Press Release --- For the first time, scientists from the Charles Darwin Foundation, in collaboration with the Galapagos National Park Directorate, the Ocean Exploration Trust and an...

Two shark species newly registered in the deep waters of the Galapagos Marine Reserve

For the first time, scientists have observed a broadnose sevengill shark Notorynchus cepedianus and bluntnose sixgill Hexanchus griseus in the deep waters of the Galápagos Marine Reserve (GMR) off...

Japanese institutions donate food to Galapagos

--- Press Release --- The Japanese Association for Galapagos (日本ガラパゴスの会 JAGA) and Una Gotita del Colibrí Project, donated 150 boxes of food on Isabela Island and 100 food kits on Santa Cruz Island...

World Albatross Day

On the 19th of June, we celebrated World Albatross Day for the first time. The date has been chosen by Agreement on the conservation of Albatross and Petrels, ACAP, to honor these magnificent birds...

Recent monitoring of the endangered Little Vermilion Flycatcher on Santa Cruz, Galapagos shows encouraging results

--- Press release --- Surveys of the Little Vermilion Flycatcher on Santa Cruz Island carried out by scientists from the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) and park rangers from the Galapagos National...

The Charles Darwin Foundation provided protective gear to the Galapagos National Park

--Press Release -- The Charles Darwin Foundation donated 200 protective suits to the Galapagos National Park Directorate, to support efforts to mitigate the health emergency due to Covid-19.These...

World Ocean Day Photography Contest

For World Ocean Day 2020, we want you to bring the ocean home! The sea is the biggest ecosystem in the whole world, and humans depend greatly on it. However, the oceans are facing many underlying...

10 things you can do help save our oceans

1. Support the protection of 30% of the ocean in Marine Protected Areas by 2030 by signing this petition: https://www.campaignfornature.org/ #Campaignfornature Photo by: Joshua Vela Fonseca, CDF. 2....

Charles Darwin Foundation Donates Masks and Protective Gear to Help in COVID-19 Fight

--- Press Release --- The Charles Darwin Foundation has donated personal protective equipment, including N95 masks to local institutions in Galapagos to help in the fight against Covid-19. These...

The Charles Darwin Foundation donates ventilators to Hospital in Galapagos

-- Press Release -- The Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands (CDF) has donated two ventilators to the Republic of Ecuador Hospital on Santa Cruz Island in order to contribute to the...

Help us name a Newborn Tortoise

On March 5 2020, we welcomed the latest giant Galapagos tortoise newborns. There were 9 born in total in that nest, and to celebrate we would like to invite you to help us in naming one of them....

Important Announcement

The Charles Darwin Foundation would like to announce that Dr. Arturo Izurieta will no longer continue as Executive Director at the end of his contract period on March 31, 2020. Since 2015, Dr....

Happy Darwin Day

Today we celebrate the birthday and history of the ‘Father of Evolution’. Charles Darwin was an English naturalist who changed the way humans viewed themselves and the world around them through his...

The oldest penguin in the Galapagos Island

--Press Release-- The age of the oldest penguin in the Galapagos Island has been recently discovered by scientists at the Charles Darwin Foundation, who were working with the Galapagos National Park...

The Charles Darwin Foundation, screens Galapagos Hope for the Future in Quito.

--Press Release-- On the 12th of December, during an event at the Capitol Theatre in Quito, the premier for the documentary Galapagos, hope for the Future was screened. Over 250 guests were attended...

Municipality of Quito presented award to the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands

--Press Release-- On the 6th of December, the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) for the Galapagos Islands received the Gran Collar San Francisco Award, due to its hard work of 60 years in the...

General Assembly 2019

Every year in November, the Charles Drawin Foundation hold a meeting for the General Assembly, which is the governeing body of the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF). This year the meetings were held...

It’s time for the Christmas Bird Count in Galapagos

For the fourth consecutive year the Charles Darwin Foundation and the Galapagos National Park Directorate are seeking the involvement of the community of Galapagos in the “Christmas Bird Count”,...

Scientists investigates tiger sharks' diet in Galapagos

-- Press release -- Green turtles and sea lions are the main prey for large tiger sharks in the Galapagos Marine Reserve (GMR), shows a new study by a group of scientists from the Charles Darwin...

The Charles Darwin Foundation Presents the Documentary: Galapagos, Hope for the Future

--Press Release-- This is the first documentary about the Charles Darwin Foundations and the work of the Galapagos National Park. As part of its 60th anniversary of scientific research within the...

Felipe Cruz Scholarship contributes to the training of park rangers in Galapagos

At the Charles Darwin Foundation, we firmly believe that education is the key to environmental conservation and sustainability. We know that education and outreach are essential to the success of...

New Galapagos Report

Galapagos Report is a compilation of articles covering topics in human systems, tourism, biodiversity and ecosystem restoration, and marine management of Galapagos and its Marine Reserve. This...

Alison´s Adventures visits Galapagos

Months ago we received the visit of Alison Teal at our Research Station in Puerto Ayora. Alison is known as the female Indiana Jones of Time magazine. She travels the world in search of the myths,...

Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Charles Darwin Foundation

Today is our 60th Birthday and we want to say thank you! For six decades hundreds of scientists, researchers, and volunteers from across the world have participated in helping protect, manage and...

Galapagos launches campaign to reduce bird deaths on roads

"I want to keep flying" (Quiero seguir volando in Spanish) is the campaign being carried out in the Galapagos Islands to reduce the number of birds that die on the road due to vehicle impacts. The...

Charles Darwin Foundation issues Alert on Galapagos conservation status

The Charles Darwin Foundation presented the document “Alert on the state of conservation of the natural capital of Galapagos Islands” to his board members. This technical report expresses the...

Identifying strategies against a bio-invasion in Galapagos: the parasitic fly Philornis downsi

On February 7th and 8th, the Charles Darwin Research Station held the international Workshop on Advances in the Search for Solutions for the Control of the Avian Parasite Philornis downsi and for...

The California Academy of Sciences Expedition to Galapagos 2019

The California Academy of Sciences (CAS) has a deep-rooted research history in the Galapagos. For decades, these islands have been visited by scientists and visitors as a living laboratory of...

60 years of Science in Galapagos

In 2019, the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) celebrates its Diamond Anniversary. Since its creation on the 23rd of July 1959, it has produced thousands of scientific research results for the...

2017-2018 Annual Report Launch

Our 2017-2018 Annual Report has been released. It features work we do to provide knowledge and assistance through scientific research to ensure the conservation in Galapagos. This document provides...

Annual Christmas Bird Count in Galapagos

For the third consecutive year, the Charles Darwin Foundation and the Galapagos National Park Directorate, are organizing an annual Christmas Bird Count in Galapagos. The goal of this campaign is to...

Charles Darwin Foundation Board of Directors has a new President

Hans van Poelvoorde MSc, has been elected President of the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) following the retirement of Dennis Geist after seven years as President and ten years on the Board of...

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